How to Transfer Money From Apple Pay to Cash App in 9 Steps (With Photos)

Apple Pay and Cash App are two of the most popular digital payment platforms. With Apple Pay, you can make purchases using your iPhone, iPad, Mac and Apple Watch. Cash App allows you to easily send, spend and invest money from your mobile device. Both offer convenience and security.

However, one key limitation is that you cannot directly transfer money between Apple Pay and Cash App. So if you have funds in your Apple Pay balance, how can you move them over to your Cash App account?

The solution lies in using your bank account as a pass-through. By linking your Apple Pay and Cash App to the same bank account, you can indirectly shift money between the two platforms.

In this comprehensive guide, I‘ll walk you through the entire 9 step process with helpful screenshots. You‘ll learn:

  • Exactly how to move money from Apple Pay to Cash App
  • Steps to link bank account to Cash App if needed
  • Option to add Cash Card to Apple Pay
  • Answers to frequently asked questions

So if you‘ve been scratching your head trying to figure out how to bridge the gap between Apple Pay and Cash App, read on for the full tutorial!

Can You Transfer Money From Apple Pay to Cash App?

To reiterate, there is no direct integration between Apple Pay and Cash App. So you cannot simply initiate a transfer of funds directly from one platform to the other.

However, by utilizing your bank account as an intermediary, you can indirectly shift money:

  1. First, transfer funds from Apple Pay to your bank account
  2. Then, transfer the funds from your bank account into your Cash App balance

It may seem complicated, but by linking Apple Pay and Cash App to the same funding source, you unlock the ability to move money between the two platforms.

I‘ll outline the 9 steps to seamlessly transfer between Apple Pay and Cash App later in this guide.

9 Steps to Send Money From Apple Pay to Cash App

Ready to link your Apple Pay to Cash App and transfer funds? Follow these 9 simple steps:

Step 1: Launch Apple Pay Wallet

Open up the Wallet app on your iPhone or iPad to access your Apple Pay. You‘ll see cards representing your Apple Pay balance, credit cards, debit cards and more.

Apple Pay Wallet

Select your Apple Pay cash card to continue.

Step 2: Open More Options

On iPhone, tap the three dots in the top-right corner to open additional options:

Apple Pay More Options

Step 3: Select "Transfer to Bank"

From the menu, choose "Transfer to Bank." This allows you to move funds from your Apple Pay to your linked bank account.

Apple Pay Transfer to Bank

Step 4: Type the Amount You Want To Transfer

Enter the dollar amount you wish to transfer to your bank. You can use the numeric keypad to input any amount available in your Apple Pay balance.

Enter Apple Pay Transfer Amount

Step 5: Choose the Payment Option

Pick between an instant transfer (with a fee) or a standard 1-3 business day transfer without any fees. Select your preference.

Select Apple Pay Transfer Type

Step 6: Confirm the Transfer

Verify your identity using Face ID, Touch ID or your device passcode. This will finalize the transfer from Apple Pay to your bank.

Confirm Apple Pay Transfer

You‘ll receive confirmation once the transfer is completed.

Step 7: Open Cash App

Next, launch Cash App on your device and ensure your bank account is linked for transfers. If it‘s not set up yet, you can connect your account within Cash App.

Cash App Home

Step 8: Enter the Amount

Navigate to the "Banking" tab in Cash App. Input the dollar amount you wish to transfer from bank to Cash App (this should match what you moved from Apple Pay earlier).

Enter Cash App Transfer Amount

Step 9: Confirm the Transfer

Authenticate with your PIN or Touch ID to finalize the bank transfer into your Cash App balance. The amount will now be available in your Cash App account.

Confirm Cash App Transfer

That completes the 9 step process! By utilizing your bank account as the middleman, you have now successfully transferred funds from Apple Pay over to Cash App.

How to Add a Debit or Credit Card to a Cash App Account?

In order to link your bank account for Apple Pay and Cash App transfers, you first need to connect a debit card or credit card to your Cash App account.

Here is the quick process to link a debit card:

  1. Open Cash App and tap on your profile icon
  2. Select "Linked Cards & Banks"
  3. Choose "Link Debit Card"
  4. Provide your card details and verify your identity

Once your debit card is connected, you‘ll then be able to add your bank account within Cash App as well.

Alternatively, if you only have a credit card, you can link it by first adding a debit card:

  1. Link debit card to Cash App per above steps
  2. Go back to "Linked Cards & Banks"
  3. Select "Link Credit Card"
  4. Enter your card information to connect account

Please note that Cash App does charge a 3% transaction fee when using a credit card.

How To Link a Bank Account To Cash App?

If you don‘t have a spare debit card, you can simply link your bank account directly:

  1. Tap on your profile icon in Cash App
  2. Choose "Linked Cards & Banks"
  3. Select "Link Debit Card"
  4. Press "No Card?"
  5. Continue to bank selection screen
  6. Search for and select your bank
  7. Follow prompts to connect bank account

Once again, make sure this is the same bank account you have connected to your Apple Pay Wallet. This enables you to shift money from Apple Pay into your bank and then over to Cash App.

Can You Add a Cash Card to Your Apple Pay Account?

Unfortunately, you cannot directly transfer funds from a Cash App balance over to Apple Pay. However, if you have a Cash Card (a free debit card offered by Cash App), you can add it to Apple Pay to access your Cash App balance for purchases.

There are two ways to add your Cash Card to Apple Pay:

Via Apple Pay App

  1. Open Apple Pay app on your device
  2. Tap "+" icon to add new card
  3. Select "Debit or Credit Card"
  4. Scan your Cash Card info or enter manually
  5. Verify with your Cash App account

Via Cash App

  1. Go to "My Cash Card" in Cash App
  2. Choose "Add to Apple Pay"
  3. Follow prompts to connect Cash Card

With your Cash Card in Apple Pay, you can seamlessly spend your Cash App balance anywhere Apple Pay is accepted.

Summary

While Apple Pay and Cash App do not directly integrate transfers, you can shift money between the two platforms by linking them to a shared bank account.

Simply transfer funds from Apple Pay to your bank, then move the funds into Cash App. This 9 step tutorial outlines the entire process.

You can also optionally add your Cash Card to Apple Pay to access your Cash App balance for Apple Pay transactions.

Hopefully this guide has helped demystify money transfers between Apple Pay and Cash App! Let me know if you have any other questions.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do you add Apple Pay to Cash App?

You cannot directly link Apple Pay to Cash App. But by adding your bank account to both platforms, you can transfer funds from Apple Pay to your bank and then over to Cash App.

How can I add a bank to Cash App?

In Cash App, tap your profile, select "Linked Cards & Banks", choose "Link Debit Card", press "No Card?", and pick your bank. Follow the steps to connect your bank account.

Can you add Cash App Card to Apple Pay?

Yes, you can add your Cash Card to Apple Pay in order to spend your Cash App balance using Apple Pay for transactions.

Is there a transfer limit for Apple Pay?

Apple Pay caps transfer amounts to $10,000 per transaction and $20,000 over 7 days.

How long do transfers from Apple Pay to Cash App take?

It takes 30 minutes for instant Apple Pay transfers to banks and only a couple minutes for a bank transfer into Cash App, so overall under an hour. Standard 1-3 day transfers take longer but are free.

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